Atlanta to spend $1.6 million for surveillance cameras to combat crime spike
The city is spending nearly $1.6 million to add police cameras in downtown and surrounding Atlanta neighborhoods as it grapples with rising crime.
The Atlanta Police Foundation will use the funding to install 140 surveillance cameras and license plate readers along major corridors such as Metropolitan Parkway beginning next month. The effort is part of its Operation Shield program.
All cameras should be up and running by the end of the year, according to Invest Atlanta, the city’s economic development…